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  • Hippo Water Roller newsletter: Irrigation for farmers | Community enterprises | Innovation Day at Gates Foundation | Siemens Empowering workshop

    1. Poultry community enterprises in Lilongwe, Malawi

    "The hippo rollers have been a huge success.  The site we launched them at is Ufulu which is near Lilongwe.  I don't know the names of the people in the photos but they are the attendants for the poultry community enterprise that GFG launched.  Our community enterprises are businesses run by and at community-based organizations in Malawi that fund orphan care programs.  The attendants were making 25 trips/day to get water. Now they go only a few times and people love using the hippo roller so much that people volunteer to help because they like using it. We'd like to get hippo rollers for 4 other sites ASAP.  Thank you for inventing this great product!"
    - C.J. Wise, Chief Operating Officer,goods for good

     

    2. Innovation Day at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

    The Visitors Centre of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation used the Hippo Water Roller at a family event called Innovation Day on October 4. They had activity stations where

  • ProAves News

    Discovered a species of plant in ProAves El Pangan Bird Reserve

     During several field trips to the El Pangan Bird Reserve and other locations in the western cordillera of Colombia researchers made an important discovery of a new plant species endemic to Colombia

     

     

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    Inclusive conservation with communities in the south of the country.

    During the last years major approaches have been achieved with the community in the areas of influence of the ProAves reserves located in the departments of Nariño and Cauca.  

     

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  • Nuovi punteggi per le Big di Scopri il Marchio... chi è in cima alla classifica?

    Decine di migliaia di consumatori in tutto il mondo si sono fatti sentire per cambiare il modo di lavorare delle multinazionali dell’alimentare e i suoi effetti sulle persone e sul pianeta... E sta funzionando!

    Per prima cosa, i sostenitori di Oxfam hanno convinto le tre più grandi aziende del cioccolato al mondo a rispettare di più i diritti delle donne nella loro filiera. Poi, hanno fatto pressioni su Coca-Cola, la più grande compagnia al mondo, e su PepsiCo, la più grande per quanto riguarda il settore cibi e bevande, facendo loro adottare una politica di tolleranza zero al land grabbing nella loro filiera.

    E nell’estate 2014, abbiamo spinto General Mills e Kellogg a impegnarsi per misurare, divulgare e ridurre la quantità delle emissioni prodotte nella loro intera filiera, per fermare il cambiamento climatico che causa la fame.

    more info at: http://www.behindthebrands.org/it-it/news/

     

  • Nati Per Proteggere

    Cesvi, organizzazione umanitaria italiana, desidera candidare il progetto “Un tutore per ogni minore” di Carla Trommino, giovane avvocatessa di Siracusa, fondatrice e Presidente di AccoglieRete. Con questo progetto Carla e gli altri 120 volontari tutori dedicano incessantemente tempo, energia e calore umano a bambini e giovani “a rischio”, in fuga per necessità da contesti di guerra, violenza e povertà. Siria, Somalia, Eritrea, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Senegal, Mali, Gambia e Guinea Bissau: questi i principali Paesi di provenienza dei circa 1.400 minori stranieri, non accompagnati, che nel 2013 hanno raggiunto, in condizioni al limite della sopravvivenza, la provincia di Siracusa. Un numero destinato ad aumentare nel 2014. Da qui la scelta di Carla di dare vita, nell’agosto del 2013, ad AccoglieRete. In caso di assegnazione del premio vorremmo sostenere il progetto "Un Tutore per ogni Minore" per l’accoglienza e l’integrazione dei minori stranieri non accompagnati (MSNA), che sbarcano sulle coste territoriali di Siracusa, al fine di ridurre il numero di allontanamenti e promuovere forme di accoglienza diffusa e decentrata per favorire l’integrazione dei minori immigrati. È possibile pubblicare una notizia con il link al video e la richiesta di votare (le regole permettono di votare 1 volta al giorno fino al 24 ottobre) Basta solo 1 click per il voto e l’inserimento di una mail per conferma voto.

    more info at: https://natiperproteggere.it/it/dettaglioStoriaFinalista/242/un_tutore_per_ogni_minore.html

     

  • International Rivers NewsStream

    The International Rivers campaign in the Amazon got a lift when a lawsuit in Brazil delayed a destructive dam project that was on fast track, and we're setting the record straight about who's likely to benefit from the Inga 3 Dam on the Congo River. Our State of the World's Rivers interactive online database brings all these issues together and continues to make a case for global river protection. Read on for the full stories.

    World Calls for a Clean Energy Future at Cimate March 

    This week, hundreds of thousands of people around the world assembled to call on our leaders to take action on climate change. Zachary Hurwitz attended the People's Climate March in New York on Sunday, as well as the UN Climate Summit. Together with our partners, we brought our message to keep dirty energy out of the Green Climate Fund. Read Zach's blog about the People's Climate March and our efforts to make sure "green finance" protects rivers and those who depend on them.

     

  • Save The Frogs! Coming october events

    October 2nd, 2014: Berkeley, CA
    Wine, Cheese & Frogs at the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center. 7pm-9pm

    What do wine, cheese, and frogs have in common? People love 'em! Come learn all about frogs, check out our collection of frog art from around the world and enjoy goblets of frog-themed libations. Don't know a lick about toads? Just ask the hosts. SAVE THE FROGS! Founder Dr. Kerry Kriger will give a presentation on amphibian conservation, featuring frog photos from around the world, from 730pm-830pm. The event is free though donations are appreciated. All money raised will benefit frogs, salamanders, newts, toads, and our Bay Area wetlands restoration efforts. Come on by the SAVE THE FROGS! Education Center at 2524 San Pablo Avenue (corner of Dwight Way), Berkeley, CA 94702!

  • Wetlands Construction Workshops in California: Register Now

    SAVE THE FROGS! invites you to attend our Wetlands Construction Workshops October 14th, 2014 in Shingle Springs, CA (east of Sacramento) and October 15th & 16th, 2014 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Habitat destruction is the number one cause of amphibian population declines worldwide and the majority of America's wetlands have been destroyed or modified. Constructing wetlands is a fantastic way to ensure that amphibians have a home in which to live and breed. At these workshops, we will teach you how to build wetlands and together we will build an actual wetland. We will train you in the art of wetlands creation so that you can incorporate this valuable habitat creation mechanism into your ecological toolbox. The knowledge you gain at this workshop will set you on the path to constructing wetlands for wildlife in your part of the world. We welcome students, environmental educators, ecological consultants, wildlife managers and private landowners. The workshops will be led by Tom Biebighauser, the world's premiere wetlands construction expert and SAVE THE FROGS!
     
  • Child's Dream Project News

    Health
    Malaria Control Programme – a good example of venture philanthropy

    Child’s Dream often engages with smaller initiatives in their early stage of development or in their pilot phase. Once we can see the impact of the initiative, we then help our partners to scale their work and to build up their capacity in order to reach more beneficiaries. Seven years ago we started to support a small pilot of the Malaria Control Programme covering just 4,000 villagers across the border in Kayin State in Myanmar. Over the years we gradually supported the Karen Department of Health and Welfare (KDHW) to expand their geographical coverage to allow more villagers to benefit from the programme’s malaria prevention and treatment activities. At the same time we collaborated with Community Partners International (CPI) to provide technical health support and capacity building to KDHW. Last year the programme covered over 50,000 villagers and its tremendous achievements, especially its reduction of the malaria prevalence rate, are well documented. With the democratisation process in Myanmar and the lifting of sanctions, international aid agencies and larger international NGOs have started to set up shop in Myanmar and to seek potential local partners to implement their mandates. KDHW was an ideal candidate and in 2013 CPI and KDHW were awarded grants by the Three Millennium Development Goal Fund (3MDG) to fight malaria in Myanmar. We are delighted about this outcome since it truly represents our ideas of venture philanthropy. We also expect to hand over the funding of other health initiatives in the coming months.